Baker v. Carr: Summary, Decision & Significance


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What is a census?

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1. What amendment did Baker use as the foundation of his argument in Baker v. Carr?

2. When Baker brought suit against Tennessee, when was the last year that Millington, Tennessee, had seen any change in its representation in the state legislature?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The quiz/worksheet combo lets you test your understanding of the famous case Baker v. Carr. To do well on the quiz, make sure you understand the term 'census' and the constitutional amendment that formed the foundation of Baker's case.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

You'll see these topics on the short quiz:

  • The meaning of 'judiciable'
  • Year that Millington,TN, had last seen changes in its state legislature representation
  • The meaning of 'census'
  • An amendment that Baker used as the foundation of his argument

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - access the knowledge you have gained about the effect of 'one person, one vote' on politics in the mid-century
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important details from the lesson on Baker v. Carr
  • Defining key concepts - make sure that you can define main terms accurately, including 'census' and 'judiciable'

Additional Learning

To learn more, progress through the lesson called Baker v. Carr: Summary, Decision & Significance. Other topics you'll get to study in greater detail include:

  • The meaning of 'apportionment'
  • Effects of Baker v. Carr
  • How Baker v. Carr was ultimately ruled